Mark Titus and Charlotte Wilder looked at the free agency moves by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers and whether or not this team of very seasoned veterans can win the NBA Championship.
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe what to expect in Klay Thompson’s return with the Golden State Warriors. ‘I expect the old Klay. I can maybe see him slacking on defense in the first month because in the offseason you don’t get those reps. But offensively, he didn’t hurt his arm, so that boy is going to shoot.’
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe why he left Shaq off his Top 3 NBA Rappers list. 1. Damian Lillard, 2. Allen Iverson, 3. Lou Williams. ‘Shaq went platinum off fame, not lyrics.’
JaVale McGee on playing with LeBron over Steph, and says LeBron is a “player-coach” I Club Shay Shay
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and explained to Shannon Sharpe what he really meant when asked if he preferred playing with LeBron James or Steph Curry. He goes on to describe what it was like playing on LeBron’s team and under his leadership.
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe his side of the story on the Gilbert Arenas & Javaris Crittenton’s card game that led to a gun altercation in the locker room. ‘I saw Gil’s gun, it was gold, a Desert Eagle, I was like, ‘This is nice.’ But I was young & didn’t realize the magnitude of what was going on at the time.’
JaVale McGee disagrees with Austin Rivers that Nuggets should get a Christmas Day Game I Club Shay Shay
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and explained to Shannon Sharpe why he doesn’t agree that the Denver Nuggets should’ve gotten a Christmas Day Game, despite Austin Rivers suggesting that they should’ve in large part to having the MVP on their team.
Shaq went too far in clownin’ JaVale McGee on ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool,’ affected his NBA reputation I Club Shay Shay
Pamela McGee talks about publicly defending her son JaVale McGee after he was repeatedly featured on ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool.’ ‘I had Shaq’s ghetto card revoked. As African Americans and athletes, we come from a fraternity and we got a code. He needs to know he went too far.’ JaVale goes on to discuss whether he thought Shaq was too hard on him.
Pamela McGee on raising JaVale Mcgee: “I didn’t want to raise a trifling Black man” I Club Shay Shay
Pamela McGee joined Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay and expressed how she raised her son JaVale McGree in America. ‘My goal was….I don’t want to raise a trifling Black man.’
JaVale McGee’s mom, Pamela McGee, stayed in a hotel so she could send him to private school. ‘Every day I think about the struggles we went through. No matter what my mom does, she’ll be good with me for the rest of her life. It’s serious the things she’s been through just to make sure I was good.’
JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe that he didn’t beat his mom Pamela in 1-on-1 until he was in high school. ‘I was 14 or 15 years old when I beat her for the first time, but there were certain rules to the game.’
Allen Iverson tells Shannon Sharpe how he crossed over Michael Jordan. ‘I got the moment and always told myself I wouldn’t be scared. So when I tried the little crossover and he bit on it, that’s when I said ‘Oh yeah, he in trouble.’
Allen Iverson talks to Shannon Sharpe about his iconic fashion choices as a young player coming up in the NBA including baggy jeans, oversized t-shirts, tatoos and cornrows. ‘I never went to the basketball court when I was growing up in a suit. So I was just being me.’
Allen Iverson: When I stepped on the court, I felt in my heart I was the best player on the floor I Club Shay Shay
Allen Iverson talks to Shannon Sharpe about the importance of betting on yourself in sports and anything in life. ‘You behind the 8-ball anytime you don’t believe in yourself. My mentor used to teach me, if it’s you and me, it’s me. That’s not cocky or arrogance, that’s just you believing in and respecting the talent God gave you. When I stepped on the court, I felt like in my heart I was the best player on the floor, and a million people would say otherwise. Once you don’t have the confidence, the battle is already lost.’